Nine Times When It’s Good to Be the Mama

Being a parent isn’t all fun and games, of course.

Sometimes, when there is a really horrible diaper or someone has thrown up at three in the morning, I think, “It’s really too bad that the buck stops here, with me. I’d much prefer to call in someone else to handle this.”

But in other moments, I think, “I am so glad to be the mama here. This is my moment!”

These are nine instances when I feel extra happy to be the mama:

  • #1: When your baby wants to snuggle

    #1: When your baby wants to snuggle

    I’ve been a parent for almost four years, and it hasn’t even STARTED to get old.

  • #2: When you get to buy baby clothing

    #2: When you get to buy baby clothing

    I’m not the world’s biggest shopper, but put me near some baby clothing? I can’t help myself!

  • #3: When you want an excuse to go home early

    #3: When you want an excuse to go home early

    “This baby needs to go to bed!”

  • #4: When you know where all the good snacks are hidden

    #4: When you know where all the good snacks are hidden

    You know you hide those good snacks for naptime!

  • #5: When the house is still and quiet and the babies are sleeping

    #5: When the house is still and quiet and the babies are sleeping

    That peaceful feeling is one of my favorites!

  • #6: When your baby learns a trick you've taught them

    #6: When your baby learns a trick you’ve taught them

    It’s so GRATIFYING!

  • #7: When your baby's first word is

    #7: When your baby’s first word is “mama”

    (Or, so I’d imagine. . . my baby’s first word was “dada”)

  • #8: When you make that baby smile or laugh

    #8: When you make that baby smile or laugh

    That smile says it all

  • #9: When you get to experience something again like it's the first time

    #9: When you get to experience something again like it’s the first time

    A zoo? Disneyland? Christmas? swimming? All brand-new and exciting with a little one.

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